July 4th is giving you a mid-week weekend this year, and these fine Memphis musicians would like to help you make the most of it.
At Railgarten tonight, Al Kapone headlines the Chill and Grill revue. Before he penned the Official Memphis Anthem "Whoop That Trick," Al Kapone was the voice of the Memphis crunk underground. Here's the title track from his 1994 debut, "Sinsta Funk".
Helping Kapeezy fire up your patriotism to revolutionary levels will be Chinese Connection Dub Embassy and DJ Witnesse. Here's The Embassy performing the Steel Pulse classic "Tyrant" at the FedExForum.
Over at Murphy's, Memphis' favorite backing band returns to the their three piece roots. The Shieks lay down some hard, energetic garage psych. You'll want to rev up your coupe and go cat go. Here they are cutting up in front of Shangri La Records, shot by Brian Wells.
For the Fourth, you're asking yourself, for what should I turn down? Lil Jon is at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel in Tunica to answer, nothing. You should turn down for nothing. God has blessed the America that produced Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz.